Again I'm asking about bay crabbing.


plumbertom

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Anyone getting good numbers of hard shells In the bays?
All I've been hearing is that they are still few and far between.
 

EOBOY

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I haven't been but have thought about going, just to go. I haven't been able to talk anyone into it, or if they said yes they wanted to go when I couldn't.But I'm way north of you guys so the situation may not applie.
 

Gulfstream

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I was at the cleaning station in Charleston on last Friday,and saw 2 guys with probably 12-15 crabs,some nice ones.I checked a few for G P and they had 2-3 softies.The wind down here has been BRUTAL!
 

plumbertom

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Yeah watching that wind forecast.
Even if I get out Monday or Tuesday for the morning tide, it'll be a early day because of afternoon winds and my low sided boat.
 

rogerdodger

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I have not heard any really good reports from the central coast. So far, I would say not an amazing crab year like 2017 was.
 

GaryP1958

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Actually I work at Safeway Florence and the last 2 weeks have been pretty good as far as Old Town on down, lotsa folks buying chicken for pots this morning!
 

O. mykiss

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The wind has been horrible past about 11:30, however the crabbing is on fire! I went out in Newport Friday and probably caught about 6 limits in two pulls of my 3 traps. A lot of softies still but there are so many crabs you can grade for hard shell crabs no problem. 25-30 FOW using fish carcs I dug out of the cleaning station dumpster. However, here is my disclaimer. You are taking a risk by using fish in Yaquina bay, I usually use chicken but I was feeling dangerous

oh, and fishing is really good too!
 

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4labs

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Great report and pics. Seem like everything north of reedsport is good and south is spotty.
 

Hooked Up

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EOBOY;n613100 said:
I haven't been but have thought about going, just to go. I haven't been able to talk anyone into it, or if they said yes they wanted to go when I couldn't.But I'm way north of you guys so the situation may not applie.
Dana, I'll go crabbing with you.
 

rogerdodger

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Bay crabbing? sounds like a lot of work..lol
I chased down this 6" pre-molt male in about 2' of water while I was digging razor clams this morning, I am going to call him "lunch". checked another 20 or so crabs that ended up all being females...
cheers and good crabbing! roger

 

rogerdodger

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got my first good report from the Siuslaw, crabbing pressure has increased but sounds like limits happening at CG and even farther up river...cheers, roger
 

O. mykiss

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I went out in the Yaquina again this Friday and caught limits of crab and rockfish for two. The crabbing pressure has dramatically increased and so naturally crabbing has slowed a bit. I still managed a limit but I had to work for it for several hours. Mixture of softies and hard shell crabs but not enough keepers to be picky this trip
 

Hooked Up

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Took the girls to Netarts today. Missed most of low tide, had a power outage overnight which meant no alarm clock. Ended up with 4 oversized, 1 keeper and some rock crab. In coming tide was pulling my buoys under so moved in a bit with minimal success.
Audrey & Maela Netarts1.jpgNetarts Crab.jpgAudrey & Maela Netarts.jpg
 

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